IonCube Loader is a tool, that's necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. Numerous script-driven apps, especially message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud web hosting service that we offer and you will be able to activate it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you can take advantage of script apps which need it. You are able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you're able to proceed and set up the application that you need without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our advanced cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you haven't used so far, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated servers that we provide, and you won't experience any kind of problems in case you'd like to set up and work with some script application which requires the software tool so as to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you're able to move forward with the application installation without any delays. As we employ an innovative custom-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code inside it.